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e-Book The Voice of the Violin download

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by Stephen Sartarelli,Andrea Camilleri

ISBN: 0330492993
ISBN13: 978-0330492997
Language: English
Publisher: Picador; New Ed edition (2006)
Pages: 224
Category: Mystery
Subategory: Thriller

ePub size: 1496 kb
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DJVU size: 1979 kb
Rating: 4.4
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of Andrea Camilleri's Montalbano novels to be published in English, all entertainingly translated by Stephan Sartarelli.

The Voice of the Violin is the fourth of Andrea Camilleri's Montalbano novels to be published in English, all entertainingly translated by Stephan Sartarelli. Camilleri's local colour is even more rooted than theirs, with casual references to such Italian commonplaces as "a Belfiore martyr's moustache and beard", "Pippo Baudo" and "Boldoni's ladies" - 19th century revolutionaries, a TV personality and a society painter - all helpfully explained in the translator's notes at the back of the book.

Voice of the violin, by Andrea Camilleri ; translated by Stephen Sartarelli. p. cm. eISBN : 978-1-440-67794-6. Your support of the author’s rights is appreciated. 1. Inspector Salvo Montalbano could immediately tell that it was not going to be his day the moment he opened the shutters of his bedroom window.

The Voice of the Violin (Italian: La voce del violino) is a 1997 novel by Andrea Camilleri, translated into English in 2003 by Stephen Sartarelli. It is the fourth novel of the internationally popular Inspector Montalbano series. It is one of those black days that afflict Montalbano, who is abetted when the weather is bad and becomes intractable. The day is actually already set to be a bad one because the inspector will have to go to the funeral of the Commissioner's wife.

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Translated by Stephen Sartarelli. Andrea Camilleri is one of Italy's most famous contemporary writers. He lives in Rome-Stephen Sartarelli is an award-winning translator. He is also the author of three books of poetry, most recently The Open Vault, He lives in France. First published 2001 by Viking Penguin, a member of Penguin Putnam Inc. New York.

Andrea Camilleri (Author), Stephen Sartarelli (Translator). Book 4 of 19 in the Inspector Montalbano Mysteries Series. Still, he is a joy to read, and the Voice of the Violin - the fourth book of the series - is a wonderful and complex story with plot twists and turns, mixed with endearing characters and (as always) descriptions of amazing food. Here we finally find Catarella coming into his own, and perhaps Salvo's hard exterior cracking just a bit.

Andrea Camilleri was one of Italy’s most famous contemporary writers. The Potter’s Field, the thirteenth book in the series, was awarded the Crime Writers’ Association’s International Dagger for the best crime novel translated into English. In addition to his phenomenally successful Inspector Montalbano series, he was also the author of the historical comic mysteries Hunting Season and The Brewer of Preston.

You either love Andrea Camilleri or you haven’t read him yet. Each novel in this wholly addictive, entirely magical series, set in Sicily and starring a detective unlike any other in crime fiction, blasts the brain like a shot of pure oxygen

You either love Andrea Camilleri or you haven’t read him yet. Each novel in this wholly addictive, entirely magical series, set in Sicily and starring a detective unlike any other in crime fiction, blasts the brain like a shot of pure oxygen. Long live Camilleri, and long live Montalbano.

The Voice of the Violin. Stephen Sartarelli’s translation from the idiosyncratic Sicilian dialect savours the earthy idiom and pungent characterizations that Camilleri uses to cushion the impact of his story’ New York Times. Translated by Stephen Sartarelli. Andrea Camilleri is one of Italy’s most famous contemporary writers. Quirky characters, crisp dialogue, bright storytelling - and Salvo Montalbano, one of the most engaging protagonists in detective fiction’ USA Today.

Inspector Montalbano, praised as "a delightful creation" (USA Today), has been compared to the legendary detectives of Georges Simenon, Dashiell Hammett, and Raymond Chandler. As the fourth mystery in the internationally bestselling series opens, Montalbano’s gruesome discovery of a lovely, naked young woman suffocated in her bed immediately sets him on a search for her killer. Among the suspects are her aging husband, a famous doctor; a shy admirer, now disappeared; an antiques-dealing lover from Bologna; and the victim’s friend Anna, whose charms Montalbano cannot help but appreciate. But it is a mysterious, reclusive violinist who holds the key to the murder.
Comments:
Moonworm
Salvo Montalbano is a jerk. He cares about food and the case he is trying to solve, but everything else is less important.

Still, he is a joy to read, and the Voice of the Violin -- the fourth book of the series -- is a wonderful and complex story with plot twists and turns, mixed with endearing characters and (as always) descriptions of amazing food.

Here we finally find Catarella coming into his own, and perhaps Salvo's hard exterior cracking just a bit. Maybe Livia is a little more important than he allows to show. Maybe the way he treats Fazio, Mimi and the rest is more out of love than curmudgeon-ness.

Still, there's no doubt he is a jerk. A lovable jerk, but still a jerk.

The Montalbano stories are easy to get lost in and are enjoyable if short reads. Camilleri and his translator make an irressistable team. Not only are the characters you meet in these books attractive, but Sicily gloriously wonderful is as well.

These are expensive ebooks and I wish Amazon would offer set deals. The books are short and it is difficult to justify paying so much for each one. Come on! Why not give us a break?

Jazu
Voice of the Violin opens with Montalbano at the scene of a brutal murder. In the opening scene the "experts" are reconstructing the victim's final moments. It's a job and I think Camilleri was conveying how the "experts" lose their compassion. Camilleri's small touches of the pen are admirable. In the scene Montalbano is assessing the crime scene and "taking in the information." He is the only who honors the victim by placing a towel over her to preserve her dignity. You'll have to read the scene and understand what happened to her to understand how that small gesture is touching. The rest of the novel is infused with humor and mayhem. Montalbano is angry, fiery and hungry, but a determined man. Catarella is an absolute scream as the burgeoning computer expert. When Catarella speaks he is almost an enigma, but as a reader you'll get to understand his logic and he'll make sense when others stare at him in incomprehension. That is the mark of great writer.

Tygrafym
Salvo Montalbano investigates the murder of a rich, beautiful woman, and the red herrings are many, and not only in the investigation. The plot is compelling. I may not have noticed his chief failing if I hadn't read the first four novels in the series straight in a row.

But Montalbano tends to do what he wants, when he wants. If he can get a shut-in to do his detecting or deducing for him, he does. If he's about to leave for work and his girlfriend wants to come over, and then he wants to sleep the afternoon away, he does. If he wants to take a leisurely lunch somewhere his murder squad can't reach him, he does. If he wants to chew them out for no good reason, or look at one of them with contempt for no good reason, or take a swing at another for no good reason, he does.

If there's a good reason I should read the fifth in the series -- if Montalbano becomes a more responsible, more likable man -- I hope someone tells me.

Kit
I enjoyed the writing, the character of the inspector, and the description of Sicily with its culinary highlights and bureaucratic intrigues. However, from a crime novel point of view, the story was disappointing. Most importantly the story did not make any sense to me. This includes the motive for the murder, but also many other aspects that I don't want to give away. Also, the police investigation was very sloppy with many mistakes that did not come across in the book as such - maybe the author overlooked them. Protagonists are not supposed to be perfect, on the contrary, but it was not believable to me that a real police unit would work like this. I did not have this issue with the Terracotta Dog.

Gigafish
The humor thought is like the spice in Montlbano's description of the meals he enjoys. The twist at the end is doubly marvelous because we not only find out who the murderer is and why but also a delicious post mortim confirming evidence that helps to explain why the murderer is convinced he's been discovered despite what would otherwise seem merely to be circumstantial evidence against him.

Swiang
Voice of the Violin is a first rate police procedural. It's protagonist, Sicilian Inspector Salvo Montalbano, shares a number of traits with his Venetian colleague, Donna Leon's Commissario Guido Brunetti who is better known to English-speakers like myself. Both have great personal integrity and courage, love good food, are devoted native sons of their city or province, have an insufferable, arrogant and incompetent superior, are sensitive and usually considerate of others, are somewhat world weary and cynical (especially about government in general and the police in particular) and are relentless and sometimes even ruthless in the pursuit of justice (which may not exactly fit the mold of law and truth). Both have an eye for beautiful women, but Brunetti doesn't stray whereas I have my doubts about Montalbano although he resists temptation in Voice. Brunetti is perhaps a bit more urban and cosmopolitan than Montalbano and may be better educated. Montalbano is very much a blue-collar small town cop and that is much of his charm. This was a terrific read, and I plan to read the rest of the series as and when I can get my hands on them.

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